This is the story of how increasing - rather than restricting - the freedom for individuals effected by 2011's devastating tornado in Joplin, MO to rebuild their homes and businesses has been a big success for the people in the region. Without government instituting price or wage controls, tightening licensing for buildings and contractors, and with low involvement or control from FEMA, individuals working together voluntarily were able to make a huge difference.
Here's Troy University Economist, Scott Beaulier discussing what to do about the Public Sector Pension Crisis in America.
I recently had the opportunity to tackle a huge challenge, producing an excessive amount of media over the course of four days for mega-corporation, General Electric. They hosted a showcase of innovation here in Washington, DC called "American Competitiveness: What Works" during February 13th-16th, 2012 and I was contracted to produce all of the ENG-style material to be used internally & externally.
It was a huge project, so I hired a crack team of aids to help take the burden of shooting (mostly) off of me, freeing me up to do the massive amount of editing and directing needed to get the job done. My team included Riaz Virani, Caleb Brown, Dustin Oakley and Kate Robards.
Without them, this most certainly wouldn't have been possible, but thanks to their assistance, CitizenA produced 34 separate published & public videos and we shot 19 other interviews, an hour-long panel discussion and another 30GB of b-roll that may be made public at a later date.
Here's some of what we made:
Dr. Robert Lawson, Professor of Economics at the SMU Cox School of Business, compares the economic power of the 535 richest private citizens vs. the economic power of the 535 members of the United States Congress. I wrote the script, shot, animated & scored this film.
An animated video (and music) I made for one of the KAP teams focused on Cronyism for Halloween, 2011. I had a bit of fun with this one.
This is a documentary project I produced with my good friend & occasional guardian angel, Jessica Willis. It's based on an art show & auction in the Hudson Valley, New York held to benefit Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The challenge was to take only found objects from the ReStore facility, and turn them into works of art. And... Because this part of New York is filled with amazing artists, they created a lot of really incredible things.
I did the music for this one, and several other great products from the Institute for Justice.
A bit of a video op-ed from me a few years ago.
One of my first efforts producing economics advancing media, with help from Mark Petro.
Robert Lawson, economist & co-author of the Fraser Institute's "Economic Freedom of the World" Index, discusses the empirical role of economic freedom in generating income inequality:
Part 1: Philosophy & History
Part 2: The Amendments
Channeling Self-Interest for Good
What is Regulatory Capture?
Markets Need Rules
Who Are "The 1%"?
While at the Daily Caller, I co-wrote, produced and edited a series of videos with Mary Katharine Brewer (née Ham) called "Hammertime". Here is the result of that project over the 8 months or so I was there:
Cut Spending Like Uncle Sam
Don't Save a Woodpecker
Only a Nation Can Fix... This Escalator
Only a Nation Can Build... This Dog Park
Fun With Fireworks
The Real ATM
The Feds' PLAN 2 Txt U
The FDA vs. Freedom
Japan Needs Your Help
Peep Didn't Start the Fire
A Taxpayer Can Dream
Ignoring the Results of School Choice
Moore National Resources
The New Tone
How FourLoko Became Ethanol
Professors Don Boudreaux (George Mason University), Susan Dudley (George Washington University) & Bradley Schiller (University of Nevada-Reno) discuss the causes & solutions to Cronyism in America.